COPD

Researchers Probe Effect of Diabetes Drugs on COPD Exacerbations

December 12th 2020, 11:30pm

Article

A recent study found that patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes using oral hypoglycemic agents had lower risks of severe exacerbations than controls.

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

December 10th 2020, 10:38pm

Article

The panel was charged with deciding if the benefits of the vaccine outweighs the risks, paving the way for the possibility that immunizations could begin within days.

Multidisciplinary Team-Based Approach Shows Results in WV COPD Primary Care

December 5th 2020, 7:45pm

Article

Clinics that offer a multidisciplinary team-based approach to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can provide patients in rural areas access to care and improve their health.

Study Finds 3 Key Components That Could Make Pulmonary Rehabilitation More Effective for AECOPD

December 2nd 2020, 5:00pm

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A review found that including exercise, breathing techniques, and education components in pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) optimizes such programs.

Study Finds High Rate of Errors in Inhaler Technique and Treatment Nonadherence for COPD

November 27th 2020, 5:00pm

Article

A study on patients who use inhalers found that interventions to improve inhaler techniques and drug adherence are needed.

HFNC May Improve AECOPD Prognosis Better Than Conventional Therapy

November 24th 2020, 10:15pm

Article

A recent study found that high-flow nasal cannula may be a better option for first-line oxygen therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute compensated hypercapnic respiratory failure than conventional therapy options.

Study Finds Variation in COPD Characteristics by Risk Factors

November 20th 2020, 10:25pm

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Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience a difference in symptom severity depending on which risk factors they are exposed to across their lifetime.

Who Is More Likely to Receive Referrals for Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD?

November 18th 2020, 6:15pm

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While patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are receiving referrals for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), female patients and other groups are less likely to receive them.

Study Indicates ICS May Reduce New Cardiac Events in Patients With COPD

November 14th 2020, 2:15pm

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A study looking at chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary heart disease found that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) reduced future cardiac events in patients not known to have coronary heart disease.

Review Examines Environmental Impact of Inhaler Choice in the UK

November 12th 2020, 11:45pm

Article

Switching patients from pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) to dry powder inhalers (DPIs) could both reduce health care system’s carbon footprint and result in more satisfied patients.